NASA On Air: Great Lakes Ice Time Lapse - Winter 2013 to 2014 (3/25/2015)

  • Released Wednesday, March 25, 2015

LEAD: Instruments aboard NASA satellites are able to track the winter ice growth and retreat across the Great Lakes.

1. Changes in lake ice within a six-month period between 2013 and 2014 can be seen in 18 seconds.

2. The maximum ice extent occurred on March 6, 2014 and covered 92% of the Great Lakes.

3. It was the second most extensive ice cover of the past 40 years of satellite observations.

TAG: The ice in eastern Lake Superior reached a thickness of three and a half feet, which disrupted shipping routes.

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This page was originally published on Wednesday, March 25, 2015.
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